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Five arrested for​​ conspiring to kill 2 Dhaka City councillor-runners


Police have arrested five people with
firearms for conspiring to kill two Dhaka City
councillor aspirants ahead of the upcoming
city corporation polls.
Old Dhaka ‘terror’ Sagar Hossain, 24, and
his close aid ‘Alamin’, 23, were picked up
from Jatrabari on Wednesday, DMP Detective
Branch spokesperson of Monirul Islam
said on Wednesday afternoon.
Md Emdad Hossain, 36, Delwar Hossain, 24,
and Chan Mia, 45, picked up from Kotwali
the day before, were illegal firearms dealers
from Chapainawabganj.
He also claimed during the briefing that four
handguns were recovered from them.
“They admitted to have targeted two
councillors. We are trying to find out who
their targets were and are verifying co-
conspirators they named.”
He added that they would seek permission to
grill the five further in their custody.
Briefing on the event leading to the arrests,
Monirul Islam said, “The price and demand
for illegal firearms have gone up in Dhaka
with the city polls around the corner.”
“Sagar used to call himself Dacoit Sagar
imitating old Dhaka’s top terrorist Dacoit
Shahid,” the policeman added.
He said the arrested was wanted in eight
cases filed around the city for murder,
extortion and arms dealing.
Islam said the three arms dealers had come
to Dhaka to sell guns to Sagar. They were
picked up on Tuesday and, based on
information they gave, Sagar and Alamin
were picked up in the early hours
of Wednesday.

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